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outspan

Saltos de línea: out|span
Pronunciación: /ˈaʊtspan
 
/
South African

Definición de outspan en inglés:

verbo (outspans, outspanning, outspanned)

[with object]
1Unharness (an animal) from a wagon: the wagons were drawn up beside the road and the oxen outspanned [no object]: they outspanned at the hotel
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • We then outspanned for the night.
1.1 [no object] Rest or camp at the side of the road while travelling by wagon: we used to outspan for five or six hours in the heat of the day
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I outspanned on what is now Market Square and let the oxen graze there whilst I walked up to where my Aunt lay ill in a tent.

sustantivo

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A place for grazing or camping on a wagon journey.
Example sentences
  • The trekking routes and outspans - a term derived from unyoking a team of oxen - became major channels of communication into the interior.

Origen

early 19th century: from Dutch uitspannen 'unyoke'.

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